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|Anthropoides paradiseus (Blue crane)|
- Blue crane, Anthropoides paradiseus, resident in southern Africa
- Demoiselle crane, Anthropoides virgo which breeds in central Asia and eastern Turkey
These tall birds are both mainly bluish grey in plumage. The blue crane has a white crown, and the demoiselle has black and white patterning on the head and neck. Both have dark flight feathers, but these are much blacker in the blue crane.
Like other cranes, the Anthropoides species give loud trumpeting calls, and have energetic dancing displays.